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Travel and Tourism

In Travel and Tourism, we strive to open up the world to students through the delivery of engaging and stimulating courses, in a practical learning environment. 

We promote a sense of achievement and foster a positive working atmosphere in which students are supported to become independent, confident and enthusiastic learners.  We have high expectations and seek to stretch and challenge each student we teach in order for every one to aspire to achieve and to fulfil their potential.

We work to prepare students for an ever-changing world of employment, enabling them to develop transferable knowledge, understanding and broad employability skills that are highly regarded by further and higher education providers and employers. 

 

Year 10 and 11

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Travel and Tourism

This qualification is equivalent in size to one GCSE and gives an introduction to the world of travel and tourism. 

Students study four units over the two years.

  • UK Travel and Tourism Sector
  • UK Travel and Tourism Destinations
  • The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience
  • Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism

Three of the units require students to carry out tasks and assignments throughout the course.  This work is marked and assessed internally.  For the remaining unit, students will sit an exam that is marked externally.

This is a Level 1/ Level 2 qualification; the grades range from Level 2 Pass, to Level 2 Distinction*.   If students do not achieve a Level 2, they may be graded a Level 1.

 

Post 16 Level 2, one year courses

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Travel and Tourism (see details for Year 10 and 11)

BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Travel and Tourism

This qualification is equivalent in size to two GCSEs. 

Students study four mandatory units:

  • UK Travel and Tourism Sector
  • UK Travel and Tourism Destinations
  • International Travel and Tourism Destinations
  • Travel and Tourism Business Environments

Plus, further optional units:

  • Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism
  • The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience
  • Travel and Tourism Employment Opportunities
  • Organising a Travel and Tourism Study Visit

Six of the units require students to carry out tasks and assignments throughout the course.  This work is marked and assessed internally.  For the remaining two units, students will sit  exams that are marked externally.

 

Post 16 Level 3

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism (from September 2019)

This qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level and designed for students who are interested in learning about the travel and tourism industry alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in travel and tourism-related subjects. 

There are three mandatory units (one internal and two external) and students must complete one optional unit.

Mandatory Units:

  1. The World of Travel and Tourism (external – a written examination lasting 1.5 hours)
  2. Global Destinations (external – a task set and completed under supervised conditions)
  3. Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism (internal)

Optional Unit:

  • Visitor Attractions (internal)

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism

This qualification has four mandatory units:

  • Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector
  • The Business of Travel and Tourism
  • The UK as a Destination
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism

And two option units:

  • Preparing for Employment in Travel and Tourism
  • Long Haul Travel Destinations

Subject Leader: Victoria Wakefield